What’s up, gamers. T1meslayer here with a channel update for all y’all.
A few months ago I launched a series of toy unboxing videos with my sister that has gone on to achieve great acclaim. That first video has almost 100 views, and that not-LEGO Mimikyu was a star in my class’ Dungeons and Dragons campaign.
Our YouTube community has reached amazing heights, and I couldn’t be more proud of you all for helping me get to the coveted 1 subscriber milestone.
That’s why I’ve decided to launch a new project.
I’ll be going toe-to-toe with industry greats like the Game Grumps and Markiplier through my brand new gameplay channel: T1meslayer plays.
As you know I’m a huge Nintendo fanatic, so that’s going to be my primary focus. In fact, we’re starting off with one of my favorite titles on the GameBoy Advance. Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (2004).
To help stand out from my competitors, I’m taking a new approach to YouTube gaming that I like to call “non-chronological let’s plays.”
We’ve all seen the first levels of certain games played a dozen times as new channels start to play, only to collapse under the weight of mediocrity before they get to the end.
I’m going to solve that problem by starting with Episode 5 and then jumping around.
So if you’re up to going on this journey with me, you can see the first episode of my series here:
Thanks so much for sticking by me during this turbulent time as I get ready to graduate. Like, comment and subscribe to see what’s coming next!
Alright. Obviously I don’t have a gaming channel.
Sorry to disappoint those of you who might be interested in watching that cringe-fest.
This let’s play video is actually one of the final assignments for my Gaming in American Culture class. We had to essentially parody the YouTube video game scene to try and convey some ideas we’re focusing on in our papers.
My paper is all about Sacred Stones, so my let’s play is an episode of what would be my Sacred Stones playthrough.
It was a nightmare actually putting this together (as one might expect when trying to pull an 18-minute video off of their iPhones to edit on a 10-year-old laptop), but I actually really like how it came out?
Like sure, I’m terrible on camera. And technology was so difficult that I skipped blog writing yesterday. But I cut out dead air and added an editorial commentary track to inject some humor, I think it’s a nice piece.
Nice enough to share publicly, at least.
Yet sharing the video is bittersweet. This is literally my penultimate college assignment. All I have left is the final paper for this same class.
Today was my last day of college ever — and it also happened to be my Gaming in American Culture.
Learned about some interesting things from these presentations. In sports especially, like the existence of pickleball and the beer mile.
The latter of which makes me happy that I don’t drink.
“Bittersweet” is really the best way I can describe my feelings. I’m happy to move onto the next stage in my life, especially since I can share the celebration with my family — particularly my grandparents from Florida, who both flew in together for the first time since my Bar Mitzvah.
Almost 10 years ago. Yikes.
But at the same time I have genuinely enjoyed my time in Academia, and the idea of finding a real job still terrifies me.
You don’t have to worry yourself with that part of my psyche, however. For the next couple days I’ll probably be posting all sorts of positive things on social media to try and convince you all that my life is nothing but wonderful.
Because that’s really what social media is all about, isn’t it?
In the meantime, enjoy my cringe-y let’s play.
I’m proud of it.